Roger L. Simon

Down Under Augury

I don’t usually say things like this, but I suspect that the Howard victory in Australia augurs well for Bush in November. CNN is predictably spinning the election as local: “In Australia, Iraq has by no means been a key election issue — despite a major clash of policies on the issue.” But I wonder. Many were worried about Howard’s reelection. Yet somehow he made it. People talk about their being “secret Bush supporters” out there. We shall see.